RES wins consent for 14-MW wind farm in N Ireland

The Hill of Towie Wind Farm in Scotland. Photo by: RES Group (www.res-group.com).

August 15 (Renewables Now) - UK-based Renewable Energy Systems Ltd (RES) has secured planning permission for the 14-MW Barr Cregg wind farm project in Northern Ireland.

The scheme envisages the installation of seven turbines of up to 125 m (410.1 ft) at Barr Cregg, near Derry, which will be able to generate electricity for more than 12,200 homes, once completed. The output will cover around 21.1% of the household power demand in Derry City and Strabane District Council area, RES said on Wednesday.

The planning permit for the project was issued by the Planning Appeals Commission after the Derry and Strabane Council withdrew reasons for previously blocking the scheme.

Around GBP 7.8 million (USD 9.4m/EUR 8.5m) will be spent during the project’s construction, which will result in GBP 6 million of inward investment in Derry and Strabane District Council area, noted Fraser Merry, head of wind projects at RES. He added that RES will deliver the project by using local contractors.

(GBP 1.0 = USD 1.209/EUR 1.084)

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